The Frame of Mind Art Gallery is Missoula’s new home for the artwork of Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Monte’s body of work is inspired by his love of nature and mythology, capturing the hearts of nature enthusiasts and art aficianados world wide. Mary Beth Percival’s watercolor paintings are an insight into the land where she was born, and celebrate the quiet comforts of daily living.
The Frame of Mind Art Gallery hosts a variety of artists and shows throughout the year. We welcome artists of all locales to submit work to become a part of our art exhibits. We feature Juried art shows, group artist shows, and also welcome artists to submit their work for a solo show.
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Our gallery staff works closely with local artists to bring Missoula shows that highlight artwork relative to all walks of life. Featuring exhibits focused on the exploration of gender identity through art, works on immigration, unique perspectives of young artists, as well as the works of Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Our close relationships with our featured artists allow us to bring Missoula a unique insight into their work. We strive to bring Missoula art in all forms from all over the world.
Frame of Mind Presents A Book Signing with Monte Dolack
Frame of Mind Presents Art by Jennifer Baylis
Sparkles and Gloom
November 2022 Art Show
Second Friday Reception November 11, 2022 5:30pm-8pm
On Display November 1-30,2022
Join Frame of Mind as we feature artists Jennifer Baylis, our 2022 Juried Art Expo Juror’s Choice Award Winner, for a Second Friday art reception. This award was chosen by this year’s Juried Art Exhibition guest jurors, Hailey Faust – UM adjust professor and local artist of Graphic Design and Motion Design; and Lauren Norby – local artist and ZACC board member. AS a recipient of this award, Jennifer not only was awarded a feature in our monthly newsletter, but was awarded an individual art exhibition in our gallery.
Jennifer Baylis currently works full time as an artist in Missoula, reflecting the city’s dynamic individuals through portraiture and figurative work. Jennifer is influenced by Realist masters like Anders Zorn and John Singer Sargent, as well as contemporary artists including Dennis Perrin, Natalia Fabia, and Sean Cheetham. Like these oil painters, she strives to bring a painterly approach to the subject. She works primarily in alla prima methods in which the painting is worked “wet-into-wet” in one session.
Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Art from UCLA, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. She went on to work at the Long Beach Museum of Art in California as the Community Arts Coordinator and then at the Orange County Museum of Art as the Education and Public Programs Manager.
Follow Jennifer on Instagram @jenniferbaylis_art or view more of her available works here: jenniferbaylisstudio.com
I started painting and drawing from a young age, but it wasn’t until I took a class in portraiture at the local junior college during high school, that I found my love of drawing the portrait. Drawing and painting portraits excites me and gives me the right amount of challenge to capture a likeness while bringing something of myself. For me the process of painting is also just as important as the result itself, a journey of color, value, and edges with a painterly feel.
My current body of work started in the lockdown period of 2020, with my portraits being of a darker, moodier nature. Longing, weariness, boredom and more nuanced feelings populate my work. Even though they look gloomy, these people are resilient. I strive to evoke an emotional response from the viewer by engaging the viewer’s gaze with the penetrating gaze of the model.
As the pandemic wore on and vaccinations became available, the mood shifted around me and I wanted to capture some lightheartedness in my portraits. My grandfather owned an ice cream company in California and ice cream was always a big deal in my family. As an ode to my family history, I was inspired to include ice cream in my portraits for the pure fun and enjoyment of it. That led into painting women with donuts, cupcakes and sparkles which buoyed my spirit and provided a relief from the darkness of the time. Celebratory in nature, they offer some whimsy and joy to the viewer as well.
Frame of Mind will have an opening reception on Friday, November 11th 5:30 – 8 pm. Masks are not required, but are encouraged. Snacks and beverages will be available.
If you have nay questions regarding the show or the artist, contact Heather by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 406-549-8589.
Frame of Mind is pleased to announce the addition of our gallery space to the store. The gallery space is the new home for Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival’s art work, where we can display the full collection of their posters, fine art prints, notecards, post cards, and lithographs available in stock at our location.
Monte Dolack is a staple in the world of Montana artwork. His artwork captures the true magic and beauty that is found all around us in Montana. A native of Great Falls, Monte Dolack grew up surrounded by the same sweeping vistas and big sky that inspired Charlie Russell. His love of Montana and passion for the West’s diverse landscapes and wildlife are evident in the images he creates and the commissions he undertakes.
Visit us today to see the artist’s collected works and view a rotating gallery of beautifully framed pieces by both Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival.
Submit Your Work!
Frame of Mind is always on the look out for up and coming artists. We have many opportunities to show local and national artists in our gallery. Our annual Juried Art Exposition allows artists to not only show their work, but to get feedback from local celebrity judges. Our individual shows offer artists a chance to exhibit their work in our gallery along side famous artists like Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Past artists include Missoula artist Monte Dolack, Missoula Artist Mary Beth Percival, Missoula artist Courtney Blazon, Missoula artist Gavin McClure. Submit your work with the link below.